Eating clean food -- minimally processed foods -- can optimize your diet, benefit your health and dramatically change how you look.
A diet rich in clean food features whole grains that are a great source of B vitamins and help strengthen hair and make it shine! B vitamins are also excellent for helping your body deal with stress.
Eating clean and healthy food is naturally cleansing and flushes toxins from your body that could otherwise cause blemishes and skin breakouts. A clean diet means clear skin and that radiant look we all seek.
A diet that features all the colors of the rainbow is rich in vitamins and minerals and allows the body to operate with efficiency so that we can support a healthy metabolism and maintain a healthy weight.
Eating well-balanced meals with lots of important nutrients supports balanced hormones and regulates moods and energy levels (especially important to women!).
Good food energizes us and allows us to enjoy sustainable good health so that we can take full advantage of all life has to offer!
You don't want to skip meals in the new year -- that's never good for you. And you don't want to deny yourself every single treat because that will just make you miserable. Finding a healthy middle ground means having treats but choosing the ones that are better for you, easy to prepare and truly tasty.
Dying for fast food but you don't want the calories and the empty carbs? Enjoy healthier versions of your favorite drive-through orders. For example, when you crave French fries, try hot, salty, crunchy (and healthy!) green fries with wasabi for spice -- just sauté green beans in grapeseed oil and a little wasabi. They're so delicious, even your kids will go for them!
Instead of skipping breakfast on those busy mornings, simply eat your dinner for breakfast! If you've got some healthy leftovers from the night before, warm them up and eat them for breakfast. They'll still be delicious and way more nutritious than a lot of quick breakfast foods we often eat without thinking.
Get your whole family involved in making clean food choices. If you bring your kids with you to the grocery store and let them choose vegetables, then cook with them to create a healthy dish for dinner, they will be proud to be part of the process, and will eat what they bought and cooked, displayed with pride! This may seem really simple, but a lot of parents don't realize that this is far easier than trying to force kids to eat healthy when it doesn't seem like "their" idea. Let your children choose their (healthy) foods and they will like whatever healthy dish way more than if it were yours!
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